Luton PCT Childrens/Orthoptic Referral Guidelines
Eye Clinic – Children’s Services
Liverpool Road Health Centre
9 Mersey Place
Tel: 01582 708155/54/53
Fax: 01582 708276
The Community Eye Clinic consists of Orthoptists, Specialist Optometrists and a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist.
Referral Guidelines into the Community Eye Clinic
-Ensure all information is accurate and up to date
-Referrals will only be accepted for amblyopia if vision is 6/9.5-2 or worse. We do not undertake active amblyopia management in children with vision better than this.
We would recommend that children under the age of 7 should have a cycloplegic refraction.
Please prescribe any significant refractive error found
If reduced vision is caused by refractive error alone please review the child after a period of refractive adaptation (3 to 4 months). Referral in these cases is only required if the vision still remains reduced after refractive adaptation.
If there is a coexisting binocular vision anomaly such as a squint please prescribe spectacles. You can then choose to refer or monitor the effect of the spectacles and refer onwards if required.
We are happy to discuss patient management and referrals including the following:
Queries regarding refractive correction
Discussions around referrals
Further information regarding a child who has previously been under the care of Liverpool Road Health Centre.
Email your administrative queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working times include: Monday-Friday 8.30-4.30 (Maulia) and Wednesday 8.30-4.30 (Miriam)
Phoneline: 01582 708155